Hardcover Publishing


The hardcover book features a durable digital cloth binding, a digitally printed non-metallic comparable gold-coloured ink for the spine, and a full-colour dust jacket. The additional space provided by the interior of the dust jacket allows us to print descriptive copy about your book and your author biography on the inside flaps, while the back cover may include, for example, excerpts of reviews or endorsements. Your hardcover edition will be assigned a unique ISBN.

Trim Size Cover Page # Range Paper Specifications Paper Colour
6" x 9" Glossy Hardcover 108-740 55lb, acid-free Crème

Our hardcover full-colour books are available in glossy case-bound which features a full-color glossy cover image adhered directly to the cover. Additional information about hardcover color publishing:

  • The hardcover color format requires a page count range of 24-740.
  • Using standard color printing, our hardcover books are available in two trim size: 8.5" x 11" and 8.5" x 8.5"
  • When publishing a hardcover color book, the softcover trim size must match that of the hardcover.
  • During book production, you will be given the opportunity to proof both the softcover and hardcover editions of your cover and suggest changes as appropriate.

Please note: Due to the higher production costs, the retail price for hardcover color books can be more than softcover books. The delivery time for hardcover book orders is about seven days longer than for softcover books.

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or speak to a Balboa Press team member for more information about this service

Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include applicable taxes (such as sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax), which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Prices listed do include the copies of the book; the cost of shipping and handling will be calculated and charged after your book is made available for sale.